Best Video Card for my Computer?

By nissanman
Jan 30, 2008
  1. Hi, i am thinking of upgrading my computers video card. I currently have a geforce4mx4000 (agp). I was thinking of upgrading to a fx 5900. Is it worth getting a 5900 for my computer? of should i get something less advance?

    My system Specs:

    1Ghz Pentium III
    320MB Ram
    10GB HDD.

    BTW: My PSU is dead so ill have to get a new one, ill probly get something like a 450watt. The current broken one is 320watt.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    I think this was answered in a double post...
  3. nissanman

    nissanman TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 247

    ??..., i wanna no if my comp will run a 5900fx ok or if ill need to get something like a 5200.
  4. nissanman

    nissanman TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 247

    i only posted this once and if there are other posts like this one here then the people that posted them more then likely have different sys specs then me.
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    The FX5900 will work but don't expect too much... Your system is weak. With a 10GB hard drive what operating system are you running?
  6. nissanman

    nissanman TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 247

    im running windows 98se at the moment but im gonna get xp pro soon
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,714   +397

    Wouldn't even mess with XP. That computer is being all it can be with 98se on it.

    If you are running games on it that still work in 98se then they will probably be those games that run faster in 98se than they do in XP. If your system is stable now then aside from security I can't think of a good reason to switch.
  8. tastegw

    tastegw TS Enthusiast Posts: 188

    i would start from the ground up if i were you.

    upgrading your video card in that computer is a waste of money really.
    your not going to see much difference.

    even after the upgrade, your cpu will still be slowing you down.

    if your motherboard supports a better cpu, upgrade that first, or just buy another motherboard and then upgrade the cpu,

    after that is all done, get the newer agp card like you wanted.

    this will give you a more noticable difference.

    also, 10gb hd? that would not even hold GTA SanAndreas by itself (not including the space your os would take up.
  9. cubecompMTDX

    cubecompMTDX TS Rookie Posts: 48

    I used to have a computer with a P III EB 933MHz CPU with 320MB RAM and 20GB Maxtor. It ran XP Pro SP2 (+ plenty of varieties of software) without any problems. If you have S/W (software) that won't work with XP, then keep 98 on it, otherwise, you could upgrade easily.
  10. porsche911r

    porsche911r TS Rookie Posts: 37

    yeh taste it right i mean its a pointless upgrade u might as well save the cash and get a new comp when you can or even build or own xD
  11. cubecompMTDX

    cubecompMTDX TS Rookie Posts: 48

    That is a good point.
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